LENEXA, KS –Steve Matusek had a vision for how he wanted his Pro Mod Mustang to look for the 2019 NHRA Pro Mod season. When the veteran standout got the chance to look at the finished product, it was like his vision had come to life.
With a perfect mixture of a throwback to the start of Matusek’s racing career with the Mustang to the forward-thinking approach heading into 2019, the wrap and car are equal parts old-school and new-school. Adding a nod to Aeromotive’s 25th anniversary and a distinctive color scheme, and Matusek believes the car has the ideal look heading into a year with big expectations.
“I wanted to have something that represented our company and with the precision in which we do things,” said Matusek, who founded Aeromotive in 1994. “But at the same time, we wanted make it relevant to today’s younger generation. I think we accomplished that goal where the car is relevant to the newer generation.”
Matusek Joins Forces with Elite Motorsports to Field Turbocharged Mustang in 2019 NHRA Pro Mod Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS – It will come full circle for Pro Mod driver Steve Matusek in 2019. The veteran standout announced today he will drive a twin-turbo Ford Mustang for Elite Motorsports in 2019, joining Elite’s burgeoning Pro Mod operation that will also feature Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season.
It’s a return to Matusek’s beginnings, not only for Pro Mod but also in drag racing and it’s an opportunity to drive a Mustang for a forward-thinking operation he couldn’t pass up.
“My dad worked at a Ford dealership, my dad ran Fords, so those are my roots,” Matusek said. “I loved how you had to be innovative to make their power plants work. So coming full circle to that, it’s really fulfilling for me. It gets back to my roots. It’s an unbelievable team with unbelievable drivers and I view this team like an onion. As I started to peel back the layers, you start to realize how much is there. The team consists of a lot of high-profile, powerful people, so it’s exciting.”
The addition of Matusek is the latest move for Elite Motorsports as it continues to take a bigger leap into the NHRA Pro Mod ranks.
Presenting Sponsor of the Amsoil Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars and IHRA Northern Nationals
NORWALK, OH – Aeromotive, Inc. has signed an extensive marketing agreement with the International Hot Rod Association that includes being named the presenting sponsor of the IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals August 7-8, 2015 in Martin, Michigan. The IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals presented by Aeromotive will include a full line-up of professional and sportsman classes including Crower Pro Modified.
In addition, Aeromotive becomes the “Official Fuel Systems” of the IHRA along with a category entitlement package that includes becoming the presenting sponsor of the ultra-competitive Amsoil Funny Car class.